EBC Connecticut Emerging Contaminants Webinar: Understanding the Toxicity, Analytical Issues & Regulatory Implications of PFAS


Date: May 6, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

This EBC Connecticut Emerging Contaminants webinar will provide an update on the status of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Previous EBC programs discussing PFAS have focused on providing a general overview of these chemicals, including naming conventions, sources and potentially-affected sites, sampling concerns, unique chemistry, fate & transport, and general toxicity information. This webinar is designed to go to the next level with an assumption that the PFAS basics are already understood. The focus of the webinar will be the latest information on toxicity and health effects, how to evaluate the usability of PFAS analytical data, unique case studies, legal implications, and an update on CT DEEP and CT DPH regulatory issues.  Attendees are encouraged to raise questions for discussion about the technical and regulatory challenges associated with PFAS investigations.

Final Agenda – Connecticut Emerging Contaminants Webinar – Implications of PFAS


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Program Director, PFAS Group, TRC
  • Robert May, Senior Vice President, Fuss & O’Neill

Speaker Agenda:

PFAS Guidance Values and Exposure Considerations

  • Jiayang Chien, MPH, Senior Environmental Scientist, Gradient

Evaluation of PFAS Data without an Approved Methodology   

  • Elizabeth Denly, ASQ CMQ/OE, Program Director, PFAS Group, TRC

PFAS Challenges for LEPs, Case Studies and Trends

  • Robert Bowden, LEP, Associate, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

PFAS: A Legal and Risk Management Perspective

  • Andrew Davis, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

PFAS: A Regulatory Update

  • Raymond Frigon, Assistant Director, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Remediation Division, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Lori Mathieu, Public Health Branch Chief, Environmental Health & Drinking Water Branch, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Attendee List

Jill Adams WRAFT Resident
Kristin Angelillo SGS Senior Account Manager
John Bashaw Reid and Riege, P.C. Partner
Susan Bator GZA Senior Consultant
Dean Bebis Eversource Environmental Specialist
Taylor Bevenour Whitestone Associates, Inc. Environmental Engineer
Leiran Biton U S Environmental Protection Agency Physical Scientist
David Bowen Narragansett Bay Commission Engineering Manager
Robert Brown Hygenix Inc. President
Jackie Caceci Tighe & Bond, Inc. Project Manager
Michael DeBenedet New England Yankee Construction Chief Estimator
Hugo DelRosso US Ecology Senior Account Executive
Zygmunt Dembek Battelle Memorial Institute Senior Scientist
Sarah DeSimone GZA Environmental Scientist
Brian Drollette Exponent Senior Scientist
Viggo Fish McLane Middleton Attorney
Brent Fitteron NB Environmental Services owner
Jamie Fox Vista Analytical Laboratory Technical Sales
Christopher Frey GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Rich Geisler RPS Group Vice President SIR
Jim Georgantas Con-Test Analytical Laboratory Account Executive
Anna Hagstrom State Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection Fellow
Bill Heiple Stantec Associate
Richard Higgins Onvector CTO
Sean Hughes Hughes & Cronin Account Director
Caitlin Johnson Tufts University Graduate Research Assistant
Steve Knollmeyer Alpha Analytical VP Sales
Adam Last Corporate Environmental Advisors Principal Engineer
David Lis Ramboll Environ Principal
Amanda Maxemchuk BMT Senior Scientist
David McCarley Clean Harbors Technical Services Professional, NE Business Development Manager
Kristen Mello WRAFT Co-founder of WRAFT
Charles Neslund Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC Scientific Officer
Jonathan O’Brien Coneco Engineers & Scientists Sr Project Manager
Jaana Pietari Ramboll Senior Managing Consultant
Shannon Pociu CT DEEP Environmental Analyst 3
Lily Ricci Anderson & Kreiger LLP Associate
Frederick Roche Wheelabrator Technologies Environmental Engineer
Anthony Rossato
Steven Sands Clean Earth LLC Exec. Vice President
Joanna Sebik Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Assistant Project Manager
Sarah Showalter RPS Group Consult II
Chris Sturgis Wheelabrator Technologies Environmental Manager
Christina Venable Ramboll Senior Consultant
Tim Whiting Ramboll Managing Consultant

The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Webinar: Rhode Island State Environmental, Energy and Climate Leadership completed on April 27, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Connecticut Emerging Contaminants Webinar – Implications of PFAS

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